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Ice Magic

The season’s final foal was born on a night when summer was interrupted by heavy rain and an unexpected veil of ice on The Giant. Fate? Perhaps. The colt is, after all, a full brother to Champion Filly ICY AIR.

With the close of one season, our thoughts cannot help but be drawn to the next when the first foals of the ‘06 freshmen work their own piece of magic.

In the interim a special note should be made of the broodmare team headed by Annet, the stallion nominations team headed by Linda, the stallion team headed by Greig, and of course Summerhill’s vet - Dr. Allan Bechard - for their involvement in bringing these 202 foals into the world - and ensuring mothers and babies get the best start to life.

Congratulations also to all our clients. You just have to wander the paddocks to see that the 2006 crop really is magnificent.



And then there was one ...

icy airICY AIR winning the Gold Bracelet. 201 foals have been born so far this season. Only one remains - a Jallad foal from Nordic Air (mother of champion filly ICY AIR and this season’s performer Nordic Red).

 The foal is due the 13 December and will be a full brother or sister to ICY AIR. Bets are on as to what date the mare will actually foal down as not many horses observe calendar dates the way the rest of us do.  Please contact Annet for latest prices !



Foals 2006

595363-425680-thumbnail.jpgThe 2006 foaling tally is now at 180 … with 20 + still to go. For the latest details on foals and their pedigrees read on … 



Foals 2006 : 26 September - 23 October

595363-425680-thumbnail.jpgFoalings from 26 September to 23 October  - all the details appear below. I confess I fell a few weeks behind with this job due to the Ready to Race marketing I have been focusing on but I well and truly paid for the “I’ll get to it tomorrow” marker in the diary when I suddenly had 75+ foal pedigrees to put together! Miss a few days at this time of the year and you can have 15 new foals on the books . Note to self …



Latest arrivals : 29 September 2006

25 September

Bay Colt by Kahal ex Exclusive Romance. Owned by Mr L Cirigliano & Mr M G Wishart. Exclusive Romance is one of three winners from her dam, New Romance, a half-sister to the stakes winner NEVER SO GOOD. This is also the family of the stakes performers NEW RECRIT and NEW BLADE

24 September

Bay Filly by National Emblem ex Country Hideaway. Country Hideaway is a 6-time winning National Emblem mare. She is a daughter of the Champion 3YO Filly UP THE CREEK and one of eight winners from the mare. She is a half sister to the stakes winner HARD TEST and the stakes placed Downriver and Idle Rapids. This is also the family of NORTHERN SPRINGBOK and JOHNNY B GOODE.

Bay Colt by Malhub ex Modraj. Owned by Shadwell South Africa (Pty) Ltd. The second foal of Modraj, a Machiavellian mare from a half-sister to URBAN SEA (winner of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and dam of four stakes winners including GALILEO), the 2000 Guineas winner and now successful sire KING’S BEST, ALLEZ LES TROIS (dam of the French Derby winner ANABAA BLUE) as well as TURBEINE dam of the stakes winners TERTULLIAN and TEREK

Bay Filly by Second Empire ex Radiant Lass. Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. A 3-time winning mare by Northern Guest, Radiant Lass is one of two winners from her dam, Gobi Girl, a sister to the stakes winner ASMARA. This is the family of the Champion SUMMER SLENCE as well as the stakes performer FINE COLOUR.

23 September

Chestnut Colt by Requiem ex Free Trade. A winner at three, Free Trade is a grand daughter of the stakes winner NATIVE FABLE. This is the family of ANCIENT FABLES, SPARTAN FABLES, DOC’S LEADER and MILLERS STATIONERY.

Bay Colt by Rakeen ex Queen of Savannah. Owned by Mr G A R Sturlese. Queen of Savannah is an unraced daughter of National Emblem. She is out the 3-time winner Queen of Aspen (who is by of the very successful broodmare sire Centaine (NZ).)

22 September

Bay Colt by Labeeb ex Climbing Rose. Climbing Rose is a 2-time winning West Man mare, one of three winners from her dam, Erica Garden. She is a half-sister to the stakes placed GROUNDSMAN. Their dam is a half-sister to the multiple stakes winner WINNING PURPLE and this is the same family as DOLPHIN BEACH and DANSEUSE CLASSIQUE.

21 September

Chestnut Colt by Malhub ex Bal Gal. Owned by Mr R Fitzgerald. Bal Gal is a 2-time winning mare by Silvino. She is one of five winners from the Golden Thatch mare Anna’s Thatch and a half-sister to the stakes winner GOLDEN SILVINO, herself dam of the stakes performed COASTAL TRADE. This is also the family of the Grade 3 American winner MAYHEDO as well as the champion GROOVY.

Bay Filly by Gold Press ex God’s Window. Owned by Mr P Fabricius.

Chestnut Filly by Requiem ex Spring Meeting. Owned by O’Connor Racing. Spring Meeting is a 4-time winning National Assembly mare who has produced one winner from her only three to race. She is among the six winners from the stakes placed FOUNTAIN BLESS, this being the family of DAMBUSTER, RAGUSA ABESS and ABBEY’S LAD.

20 September

Bay Colt by Requiem ex Rebel Qui. Owned by Mr & Mrs A Carlisle. Unraced mare by Qui Danzig who has already produced three winners including Rebel Patriot (a winner of six) and Polish Rebel (a winner of five). Rebel Qui is from the stakes winning mare REBELLIOUS and is a half-sister to five winners including the stakes placed RIFT. This is the same family as LADY MONARCH.

19 September

Chestnut Filly by Requiem ex Coast Power. Owned by Mr A J Crichton. Coast Power, by Coastal, is the winner of five and placed in a further 11 races. She is one of six winners from the stakes placed POWER STEERING. This is the same family as MILITARY SONG, ROYAL SOCIETY and PABLO NE RUDA.

Bay Colt by Kahal ex In Style. Owned by Mr J Blumberg and Mr D Michael. In Style is a 2-time winning Model Man mare and is one of four winners from the multiple stakes winner AEGEAN GEM. This is the same family as STAR SAPPHIRE, SUB DEB, JAMAICAN CHIEF, RODFEL, CATCAR, RODERICK, CARAWA and NORTH ROAD.

18 September

Bay Colt by Labeeb ex Mesopotamia. Owned by Mr A L Grammaticus. From Mesopotamia, the Champion Kenyan Filly, winner of 8 races including the Kenya Guineas, Kenya Oaks and Kenya St Leger. Out of BABYLON, a winner of 12 races including the Fillies Guineas and also dam of the Kenya Oaks winner CASPIA.

17 September

Bay Filly by Malhub ex Port Spy. Owned by Mr L Cirigliano and Mr M G Wishart. Port Spy was a 4-time winner and from her three foals to the track, all have been winners. She is a half-sister to the two time winner Secret Port, dam of the Group 3 winner KEFAAH’S SECRET. This is also the family of ADMIRAL BEATTY and COLD HAROUR.

16 September

Bay Colt by Slew The Red ex Amusing. Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. A 2-time winner, this is the seventh foal from Amusing, already the producer of four individual winners. Amusing is a half-sister to the Group 3 winner MISS SILCA KEY, dam of the Group 3 winner CENTRAL CITY and CONSIGLIERE.

15 September

Chestnut Filly by Kahal ex Jibe. Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. Fourth foal from the Northern Guest mare Jibe, a winner at three. A half-sister to three winners, she is out of a half-sister to the Group 3 winner MISS SILCA KEY, dam of the Group 3 winner CENTRAL CITY and CONSIGLIERE.
14 September

Chestnut Colt by Kahal ex East Africa. Owned by Mr M Koch, Mr D Minnie, Mr B Seach and Mr J Woodnutt. East Africa is a 2-time winning National Emblem mare and from her 2 foals to the track, both are winners. This is the family of South American stakes winners ESCANDINAVO, EVEREST, BOMBON ESCORES and stakes performers LESCAPATORIO and NOBLE TORIO.

Bay Filly by Malhub ex Sand Dance. Owned by Mr R Fitzgerald. Sand Dance is a 6-time winning Rambo Dancer mare, and a half-sister to three winners. Her dam, the 4 time winner Desert Warfare is a daughter of the ARCSA Champion 2YO Filly TEMEST QUEEN. This is also the famly of RUSSIAN BOND.



Latest Arrivals

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Bay filly by Kahal ex Tsars Star (2pm). Owned by Lechlade Stud. The New Zealand bred TSAR’S STAR is a 2-time winning daughter of Carnegie.  Her first foal is a yearling by Malhub.

Bay filly by Slew the Red ex Power Steering (8.30pm). Owned by Mr A J Crichton. POWER STEERING won at 2 and was 4th in the Gr 2 Gosforth Park Juvenile Fillies Futurity Stakes. From 7 runners she has produced 6 winners including the 10 time winner Tiptronic (by Brashee). Power Steering’s dam - High One - is a half sister to the Gr 1 winner MILITARY SONG and the Gr 3 placed JALENE.

Bay filly by Slew the Red ex Anouk Aimee (10.30pm). Owned by Mr B Watson. ANOUK AIMEE is a Northern Guest mare. She is the dam of FLY TO THE STARS (2 wins and placed 10 times including 4th Thekwini Fillies Stakes Gr 2). Anouk Aimee’s dam - Gracieuse Beuate (GFR) is a half sister to the Gr 3 winner GAY MINSTREL and Gracious Lassie (dam of the Gr 1 winners OCZY CZARNIE (USA) and GLAIEUL (USA) and the Gr 3 placed LEARYCALL(USA)).


Bay colt by Labeeb ex Choice (9.30pm). Owned by Protector Financial Planning. CHOICE is a 3-time winner incl. the Ernst & Young Fillies Stakes (Listed). Her 3 progeny to the track have all won. She is a daughter of ROYAL DIAMOND (own sister to ROYAL GLITTER, CROWN, CROWN TREASURE and CROWNED KING). She is a half sister to the multiple Graded Stakes winner RUSTY PELICAN, Listed winner PRINCELY HEIR, and Royal Fury (dam of the Gr 2 winners RIGHT ROYAL RAGE and GUNS FOR HIRE (ZIM)).

Bay filly by Muhtafal ex Julia’s Choice (midnight). Owned by Mr L Jaffee. JULIA’S CHOICE is a 3-time winner and 2-time Gr 3 placed Jallad mare. She is a half sister to 9 winners including the Listed winner and multiple Gr 2 placed CAPE HUNT, and Gr 1 placed SUN MAN. Julia’s Choice’s dam - Cape Jade - is a half sister to the Gr 1 winner PASCHAL (dam of Listed winner and Gr 3 placed DESERT SALUTE, and the listed placegetter WORKS FOR ME), the Gr 3 winner MUSTIQUE (dam of Listed winner GLENCONNER and Meg’s Retreat - grandam of Gr 1 winner SARABANDE), the listed placegetter RIGA, Judy Sharp (dam of Gr 3 winner SHARP LEDGE), Jane’s The Name (dam of Gr 3 winner NAME THE KEY), Jane Again (dam of Gr 2 winner NEXT EDITION), Markjike (dam of the Gr 3 placegetter DEEP LUSTRE) etc.   


Chestnut colt by National Assembly x Queen of Aspen (3.30am). Owned by Mr Steve Sturlese. QUEEN OF ASPEN is by Centaine - one of the finest broodmare sires in New Zealand/Australia. Queen of Aspen won 3 times over 1200m.

Chestnut colt by National Emblem x Garden Verse (8pm). GARDEN VERSE is the dam of the Gr 3 place getter FULL SPECTRUM and G2 place getter PRIMA VERSA. She is the daughter of the Gr 3 winner & Gr 1 placed WILD HYACINTH and half sister to the 9 time winner and multiple Gr 3 placed WILD COCKTAIL, the listed place getter FOV’S FLOWER and Dancing Flower (dam of the listed winner & Gr 3 placed FLAME, Gr 1 winner and Equus Champion Older Male Sprinter KELLY, Gr 2 UAE Derby winner VICTORY MOON and Gr 3 placed OFF THE PEG).


Bay filly by The Sheikh ex Sleek Brashee (6pm). Owned by Mr & Mrs Robert Muir. SLEEK BRASHEE was a 6-time winner incl. the Poinsettia Stakes Gr 3 and was Gr 1 placed. Her first foal - Sleek Ice (by Western Winter) is a winner. Sleek Brashee is out of the Group 1 winning mare SLEEK WINE.

Bay colt by Requiem ex Chase the Light (11pm). Owned by Messrs Thorpe and Zeeman. CHASE THE LIGHT is the dam of 4 winners from 5 runners. She is the daughter of the Gr 1 winner (and multiple graded stakes placed) FLYING SNOWDROP (USA)


Chestnut colt by Muhtafal ex Beauty Queen (2.21am). BEAUTY QUEEN is the half sister to Gr 3 winner HELL’S ANGEL, winner & Gr 3 placed TROJAN HERO and winner & listed placed DERIVATIVE. Her 2nd dam MRS PANKHURST is a 7 time winner and Gr 1 & Gr 3 placd mare and dam of 2 stakeswinners – FIFTH AMENDMENT & GOLDHURST.

Bay colt by LABEEB ex SUMMERSAULT (8pm). Owned by Mr Pat Goss. A striking colt with exceptional bone and quality about him. Summersault is a Northern Guest mare. She is the daughter of the 4-time French winner Karafa and is a half sister to the Gr 3 winner SBARLUSC (GB) and Kiss Me Once (dam of the Listed placegetter MERCURY RISING).

Bay filly by Modern Day ex Hear My Prayer (9pm). Owned by Mr Fen Tarbitt. Hear My Prayer is a winning daughter of Hector Protector. She is an imported mare from Australia.


Chestnut filly by Malhub ex Blushing Bloom (1pm). Owned by Bevimar CC. BLUSHING BLOOM is the dam of 5 winners from 6 runners incl. Gr 2 and listed placed POPPY. She is the half sister to Listed winner and Gr 1 placed WILD COCKTAIL, listed placed FOV’S FLOWER, Dancing Flower (dam of FLAME, KELLY, VICTORY MOON and OFF THE PEG) and Garden Verse (dam of FULL SPECTRUM and PRIMA VERSA), and daughter of Gr 3 winner and Gr 1 placed WILD HYACINTH.

Bay colt by Slew the Red ex Agency Girl (10.20pm). Owned by Mr L Cooper, Mr D Minnie, Mr R A Stewart & Mr M R Thompson.  AGENCY GIRL is a daughter of HARRY’S LADY (5-time winner including 3 at Listed level); half sister to the listed place getter SECTRETAIRE.


Bay colt by Malhub ex Mazoon (4.20am). Owned by Shadwell Stud. Mazoon’s dam - Tafrah - is a half sister to the 3rd Top Rated 2YO Filly in Ireland 1984 (and dam of the multiple Gr 1 winner CHIMES OF FREEDOM and the Listed winner and Gr 1 placegetter IMPERFECT CIRCLE).



Insuring a foal

A reminder of the Goss & Co Insurance rates:

  • Foals from 24hrs of age to 44 days old = 6.37% (competitor’s rate: 10.00%)
  • Foals from 45 days to 89 days = 5.10% (competitor’s rate 8.00%)
  • Foals over 90 days of age  = 4.25%  (competitor’s rate 5.50%)

Goss and Co requirements/advantages        

  • All foals insured from 24hrs  require VC & IGG levels tested  
  • All foals insured  from 45 days valued at less than R200,000 require DOH    
  • All foals insured from 45 days valued at more than R200,000 require VC    
  • Foals resident at Summerhill are exempt from 15% excess 
  • Discount can be offered regardless of number of foals insured

Goss & Company is South Africa’s longest serving Lloyd’s of London Agent. We ONLY insure horses and the company holds the distinction of never having had an unpaid claim in 31 years.

For further details contact Michelle Ashe 0n (033) 263 1081



Out and About

A series of foal photos have been added to the photo gallery. Click on ‘photos’ and then ‘foals 2006’ to view the collection.

Meanwhile the maiden mares have been wondering who the small alien beings are who have taken up residence across the fence!



Latest Foal Arrivals : 31 August 2006 - 2 September 2006

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Bay colt by NATIONAL EMBLEM ex CIVIL AFFAIR (5.45pm). CIVIL AFFAIR is half sister to the Listed winer JOY FOR THE BOYS (dam of Gr 1 placed GOT THE GIGGLES who in turn has thrown a Gr 3 placed colt - LOTS TO LAUGH). Second dam JUSTINE was a 13-time winner including 3 Group 1’s. CIVIL AFFAIR is by NORTHERN GUEST and has thrown 2 winners from 2 to the races. This is her 5th foal.

1st September

Bay colt by LAVERY ex FAST TRACKS (5pm). Owned by Sheikh Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. It’s an international pedigree this one - winners flowing from North America, Europe, Britain, Japan and South Africa. 2nd dam PLAY AT HOME is dam of the Gr 1 winner TRAPP MOUNTAIN, listed place getters PRACTICE and ANGEL OF THE NIGHT, and Dance at Home (dam of DANCE AT SEA (8-time winner; 1 at Listed level) and the Gr 3 winner ZINC TAMON). HOME GUARD, BOONES CABIN, BEAU MARCOS, ALANESIAN, BOLDNESIAN, PRINCESSNESIAN (and all number of other black type winners) appear under the 3rd and 4th dams.

Bay filly by NATIONAL EMBLEM ex KEEPSAKE (7pm). Owned by Commander John Ford. KEEPSAKE is a daughter of RAMI. She is a half sister to PADDY’S PUNCH (dam of the Gr 2 placed [4th in SA Derby Gr 1] TOP BILLING). Second dam SHORE was an 8 time winner (incl. the Listed Bewitch Stakes in North America). This is the family of OVERARCHING - multiple Gr 1 and 11-time winner and Equus Champion Older Female Sprinter in 2003 & Equus Champion Older Female Sprinter in 2005.

2nd September

Bay filly by MUHTAFAL ex SACRAMENTO. Owned by Mr A McNabb and Mr E Miliotis. SACRAMENTO was a winner at 3. She is the half sister to the Gr 3 placed LADYBORO and listed placegetter BLITZKRIEG. 2nd dam CAROUSEL is a listed winner and is dam of the listed winner BLACK LEGEND.



Latest arrivals

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Bay filly by REQUIEM ex TRISTRAM’S FROLIC (2.40am). Owned by Mr W G Muir. A daughter of NORTHERN GUEST (and by another champion broodmare sire - SIR TRISTRAM) TRISTRAM’S FROLIC has certainly lived up to her pedigree page and has already thrown 3 winners from just 3 starters. The 3-time winner in her own right is a half sister to the Gr 2 winner  FRISKY. Second dam Gambit is the dam of the 21 time winner (13 at 3 and multiple wins at Gr 1 level) ALL SHOT (NZ). This is the family of TERESHKOVA (NZ), OUTWARD BOUND (NZ), FIFTH NOTE (NZ) etc.  A National Emblem colt out of Tristram’s Folic sold at this year’s National Sale for R220k to the bid of Basil Marcus.

Bay filly by MUHTAFAL ex NOBELY KNOWN (6.30am). Owned by Messrs Thorpe and Zeeman. Nobely Known is a very good producing mare. The 3 time winner and stakes placed mare (Gr 3) has produced 8 winners including the G2 placed NOBLE AMERICAN, the Gr 1 J & B Met winner (2nd in the Gr 1 Durban July) ANGUS, and the Gr 2 winner DIGNIFY. Her Muhtafal filly sold at this year’s National Sale (Select) for R375k to Michael Azzie.

Chestnut filly by MUHTAFAL ex GLITZ (9.30pm). This new arrival is none other than a full sister to NONDWENI  (3 wins -& 10 placings including wins at Listed level; Gr3 and Listed placed). NONDWENI was a Ready to Race graduate from the 2003 sale.

28 August

Chestnut colt by SPECTRUM ex CRESCENT STAR (12.08am). Owned by Sheikh M bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. Crescent Star is a daughter of NATIONAL ASSEMBLY and is a half sister to BLUSHING MOON (Listed winner), VINO ROSA (8 wins including the Gr 2 Newmarket Turf Club Stakes), and the stakes placed Adriatic Port. Second dam - Fine Weather - has produced the 10 time winner (twice at stakes level) PERSIAN SUMMER, plus the Leading Colt of his Generation, the aptly named MAJESTIC CROWN (Gr 1 winner), SUMMER GUEST (Gr 3 winner) and GOLDEN PROSPECT (GR 3 placed). A trio of exceptionally talented gallopers from Zimbabwe - MISS ENTREPRENEUR, STERNWHEELER and SHEE also derive from this family.

Bay filly by KAHAL ex ANOOF (7.10pm). Owned by Shadwell Stud. A daughter of Marju out of a Riverman mare, Anoof raced in the United Kingdom (placed once in just 3 starts). Her dam is a half sister to the Gr 1 winner HARAYIR. Her grand dam is the Gr 1 irish Guinness Oaks, Gr 3 Esal Bookmakers Oaks Trial, and Gr 3 Lancashire Oaks winner. Anoof’s 2004 ALBARAHIN colt will be offered at this year’s Ready to Run sale in November. She also has a Kahal yearling.

Chestnut filly by KAHAL ex KAZHIMA (10.20pm). Owned by Shadwell Stud. A daughter of GULCH, Kahzima won in Britain and is a strong well balanced mare whose only foal to date caught the eye of champion trainer Mike de Kock who purchased the 2005 National Sale yearling by Kahal for R360k. Named KEHBRAAT, he is already a winner.

27 August

Bay filly by MODERN DAY ex SUCHA LOOKA (am). Owned by Mr F Tarbitt. A tall, correct and scopey mare, SUCHA LOOKA is a daughter of BRASHEE. She won over 1200m as a 3yo. She is a half sister to the listed winners CHARISMA and STUD MASTER. Grade 1 winners LAST WATCH and SPRING WONDER also appear in the first 2 removes of the female family. This is her second foal.

26 August

Bay colt by MODERN DAY ex WA’Z WOMAN (pm). Owned by Mr F Tarbitt. WA’Z WOMAN is an Australian daughter of TIMBER COUNTRY. This is her first foal.

24 August

Chestnut filly by MALHUB ex AKRAAN (9am). Owned by Shadwell Stud. AKRAAN is a daughter of the CHIEF’S CROWN stallion ERHAAB. She placed from just 4 starts as a 2yo. This is a pedigree page over run with black type - from 3rd dam LOST HORIZON (Listed winner and Gr 1 & Gr 3 placed) and dam of Gr 3 SWEET RHAPSODY (dam of RHAPSODIEN & the dual French and Australian (latter at Gr 1 level) winner NATSKI) to SISTERHOOD (Gr 1 winner) and Rainbow’s Edge (dam of PIED A TERRE, PIED A’TIERRE, RUDY’S FANTASY and grand-dam of VAGRANCY). The 4th dam then switches from European to Argentinian blood with the graded stakes winners QUIMERA, FOLKTALE, MADAY, and LUMERIA all appearing. It is truly an ‘international’ pedigree. This is AKRAAN’s first foal.

23 August

Bay colt by LABEEB ex ABSOLUTE MAGIC (7.30pm). A Jungle Cove mare, ABSOLUTE MAGIC is one of the grand-dames of the property having produced 12 foals and 8 winners including the 3 time winner (and Gr 1 placed) DANGEROUS DONALD (beaten by the champion HORSE CHESTNUT in the SA Derby). Her 2001 NATIONAL EMBLEM colt - Hey Presto - sold to Charles Laird for R500k at the 2003 National Yearling Sale. He has won and placed 3 times. ABSOLUTE MAGIC is a half sister to the Gr 1 placed THRILLING (dam of the Gr 2 winner FLYING PROMISE and Listed winner FLAMING THUNDER) and the Gr 1 winner VOODOO CHARM. Of note for those who enjoy their history, this family traces to the illustrious PRESTON PAN (the 9-time winner and Gr 1 placed daughter of Fenimore Cooper (Fr)) who was the foundation mare for the Ellis Family who purchased Hartford House in 1940 and set about establishing a racing empire that, in terms of achievements, is the SA equivalent to what Lord Derby, the Aga Khan, and then Maktoum families have been to British racing and breeding. PRESTON PAN spent her first night on the farm in what is now Room 7 of the hotel - she kicked her stable to pieces mind you as she hated being inside (so spent the next 18 months in a kikuyu paddock out the back). She was the only 2YO filly to contest the Rothman’s July in which she ran 4th. She went on to found one of the greatest breeding dynasties in South African breeding history on Summerhill and the Goss family have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process of getting remaining members of that family back to the farm.

Bay colt by MALHUB ex TEARSFORTARA (7pm). Owned by Bevimar CC. TEARSFORTARA is a Brashee mare. She won twice and placed twice and is the half sister to MUDDY KNEES who ran 2nd in the Duchess of York Cup (L). Her grand dam is the Gr 3 winner OIL SPRINGS. This is her 4th foal. Her first foal - Karenina (by Winter Romance) was purchased at the 2005 Ready to Run sale and is currently in training with Michael Roberts.

Bay colt by KAHAL ex LICENSE TO PRINT (9.15pm). Owned by Mr G Gardiner. LICENSE TO PRINT is a daughter of Lustra (by Danzig). From 4 to the track she has had 4 winners including Review (by Fard) who ran 4th at listed level. There is a lot of American blood further back in this pedigree including the stakes winners ANCIENT FABLES, SPARTAN FABLES etc.



Latest arrivals : 19 - 23 August 2006

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Brown filly by REQUIEM ex MAFAATIN (by Fahal) (first foal) at 9.30pm. Owned by Mr and Mrs Winstanley. MAFAATIN won twice and placed a remarkable 24 times. She is the daughter of AWAYED who won at listed level and placed in the Gr 3 Mount Coote Stud Matron Stakes. This is the good black type family of LACQUER (dam of graded stakes winners BRIGHT FINISH, SHINING FINISH, SHELLAC) and URSHALIM (descendants of which produced the Gr 1 Irish 1000 Guineas winner - FAVOLETTA - who in turn produced the Gr 2 winner AMARANDA and the 2nd Top Rated 2YO Filly in Ireland FAVORIDGE). This mare’s pedigree contains Derby, Guineas and Oaks winners and harks back to foundation mares owned by the White Lodge Stud family.

22 August

Bay filly by CONGAREE ex NEVADA SUNRISE (by Carson City) born 3.45am. Owned by Mr & Mrs Muir (of Cataloochee fame). NEVADA SUNRISE is an imported mare who placed once from just 3 starts. She is a big scopey mare and this is her first foal.

21 August

Chestnut filly by MALHUB ex VERVE CLIQUOT (by Northern Guest) born 7.30pm. Owned by Mr and Mrs B Marshall. Ah, a Northern Guest mare. They’re always such good mares to own. VERVE is a half sister to the stakes placed MERCURY RISING. Perhaps not surprisingly given her name VERVE CLIQUOT hails from an accomplished family of French runners that include KHAIRUNISSA (Joint 4th Top Rated 2 YO in France in 1962 - dam of  the stakes winners ASLAM, KARAYAR, and KALAMOUN)   

20 August

A Malhub trifecta !

Bay filly by MALHUB ex BRIDAL PATHS (by Northfields) born 9pm. BRIDAL PATHS is a 3 time winner including the Gr 3 Thekwini Fillies Stakes and 3 Graded Stakes placings from just 8 starts.

Bay colt by MALHUB ex REAL RED (by Muhtafal) born 6pm. Owned by Mr R Bartlett, Mr & Mrs J Bartlett, and Mr G Player. REAL RED was the winner of 6 and placed 9 times including 2nd in the Gr 2 Drill Hall Stakes, the Starling Stakes [L], the Gardenia Handicap [L], and 3rd in the Gr 3 Magnolia Handicap (F & M) and the Goldfields Sprint [L]. This is the family of TOM AND JERRY (7 wins - including 2 at listed level - and 23 placings) and BIANCONI (6 wins including at Gr 2 level and 3rd in the Gr 1 Champion Stakes and the Gr 1 Horse Chestnut Stakes). Real Red’s third dam - SWEET TURN is the dam of the Gr 1 Mercury Sprint winner SHOE EXPRESS, the multiple Gr 2 and Gr 3 winner ART DE VIVRE and the Gr 3 winner TRY MY BEST who in turn is the dam of JESSAMINE - Equus Broodmare of the Year and dam of the Gr 1 winners THE SHEIKH and AL NITAK).

Chestnut filly by MALHUB ex MENTALITE (by Alhaarth) born 7.30pm. Owned by Shadwell Stud. MENTALITE was unraced. A quality tall mare, her first foal - a colt by Kahal - is due to be sold at this year’s Ready to Run sale in early November.

19 August

Colt by REQUIEM ex FIDELITY BOND (by Port Merion). A big, strapping colt out of the mare who has produced the 8 time winner (G1/Gr 3 placed) FANYANA. FIDELITY BOND won twice and her dam is an own sister to AMAZING GRACE and ARCHBISHOP. This is the family that has produced the SA Oaks winner NOVENNA, the Gr 1 winner SECRET RITES, an ARCSA Champion Colt SON OF A CHAMP, and the 2000 Mauritian Horse of the Year MAIN BEAUTY. FIDELITY BOND has a stand out Albarahin 2 YO filly to be offered at this year’s Ready to Run sale.



Foal photos

Labeeb ex Forest Edge colt (owned by Bruce Gardner)


Above: Dynasty ex Sadler’s Belle filly (owned by Mr K Smith)

Assistant Foal Manager RICHARD HLONGWANE was on hand to help with standing the foals for their impromptu photo session on Wednesday morning. Richard said that of this year’s crop his favourite so far is the colt by LABEEB ex FOREST EDGE.



New foals

home guard foal

10 August:

Chestnut filly by MALHUB ex HILL OF PLENTY. HILL OF PLENTY is a well bred mare being a half sister to the Grade winner BUSHRA and the stakes placed ON GOLDEN HILL, out of the Gr 1 winning mare MILL HILL. Black type winners MODERN BEAT, SMART AS PAINT, SAND, and MOST PRECIOUS all appear under the second dam.

Of note, HILL OF PLENTY’s 2003 filly - ISANDLWANA (by Russian Revival) is named after one of the most famous battles in South Africa’s history. The Anglo Zulu War of 1879 is famous for the great battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift - a day in history when more Victoria Crosses were awarded for valour than in any other battle in history. Survivors from Isandlwana crossed the Buffalo River at a place forever after named “The Fugitives’ Drift” and the property, a Natural Heritage Site, overlooking the “sphinx” of Isandlwana and the Oskarberg at Rorke’s Drift, includes the site where Lieutenant Melvill and Lieutenant Coghill lost their lives saving the Queen’s Colour of the 24th Regiment. Owners David and Nicky Rattray, pioneers of Heritage Tourism in South Africa, have created an award winning lodge for visitors to savour this extraordinary saga, with accommodation offered at Fugitives’ Drift Lodge itself and the Guest House several hundred yards away. The 2,500 hectare reserve where the Lodges lie also contains diverse and abundant wildlife including giraffe, zebra, kudu, hartebeest and a host of smaller antelope, as well as 275 recorded bird species. I had the pleasure of staying at the Fugitives Lodge a few weeks back and if you are ever in the area and have a few days to spare I would strongly recommend you book yourself in and ensure David, Rob or Joseph leads your Battlefields Tour.

15 August:

Bay filly by SLEW THE RED ex PENTHOUSE PET. PENTHOUSE PET is a half sister to the 14-time winner (including twice at Grade 3 level) MIDNIGHT RUN. This is the family of BIG SWINGER, GAY MAMSELLE, MONSIEUR MUSIC and the ARCSA Champion 3YO colt of 1993 GOLDEN TAIPAN. The Slew the Red filly is typical of this mare’s progeny - very flashy with white socks and blaze.

Bay filly by MALHUB ex LOTTI. Owned by Mr Albert Rapp. LOTTI was a 3 time winner including the Listed Juvenile Fillies Stakes (also running 3rd in the Gr 3 Natal Golden Slipper and the Three Troikas Handicap [L]). Broodmare manager Annet Becker reports that Lotti was so excited about delivering the foal that she was already whinnying to it moments after her waters had broken and she had given just 2 pushes … the staff on hand needing to remind her that she had a bit more work to do before she could start offering greetings!! The filly is a lovely type and her mother is (not surprisingly) ecstatically proud of her. STOP PRESS: LOTTI’s first foal -  (by MUHTAFAL) continues in her winning ways. She won today’s FM 74 Handicap for Fillies and Mares (1200m) at Fairview.

17 August:

Chestnut colt by KAHAL ex VINTAGE EVENT. It’s quite unusual to come across a chestnut Kahal (who is bay dominant)  but this lad bucked the trend. The broodmare team were certainly happy with him. VINTAGE EVENT is a half sister to MY ADMIRAL who ran 2nd in the Gr 1 Austrian derby. This new colt is a half brother to GOLDEN OCCASION (by Personal Hope) who sold at last year’s Ready to Run sale for R60,000 and who is currently in work with Michael Roberts. Michael happened to be visiting Hartford this morning and reports that GOLDEN OCCASION is working extremely well.



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2 August

 Filly  by DYNASTY ex SADLER’S BELLE. Sadler’s Belle is the unraced half sister to the Gr 1 millionaire SHAH’s STAR.  As owner Herbert Smith (Equine Admin) commented in The Sporting Post “This is the first Dynasty foal born in South Africa. Sadler’s Belle is a Brashee mare which makes this filly inbred to the great Sadler’s wells 3x3. She is a well made, athletic filly and is a very well balanced individual. The future looks very exciting.”

5 August:

Filly by MUHTAFAL ex CLAIM TO FAME. This filly is a 3/4 relation to the very good listed winner [and Gr 3 placed] NONDWENI; this is also the family of IMPERIAL DESPATCH - ARCSA Champion 2yo colt.

6 August:

Colt by LABEEB ex FOREST EDGE. Forest Edge was the winner of 4 races.

8 August: 

Filly by REQUIEM ex SHIRLEY SINGER (first foal). Shirely Singer was a 2-time winner. She is out of the listed place getter NORTHEN SINGER (own sister to TRAVEL NORTH and WORLD TRAVELLER) and is a half sister to RHAPSODY IN RED who won 6 races including the Gr 3 Henry Eatwell Memorial Handicap (4th in the Gr 1 SA Fillies Sprint).

Colt by REQUIEM ex PROUD AND TRUE. Proud and True is the daughter of the listed place getter PROUD TURN. She is a half sister to the Gr 1 winner PROUD PILGRIM. This is also the family of THE EDEN PROJECT, BOLD PERSIAN, BOLAND PRIDE and KASHAN.

Colt by ALBARAHIN ex RAINBOW LADY. Rainbow Lady was a winner at 3. She is out of the Gr 1 placed RAIN SHOWER and is a half sister to 8 winners.



Here she is ...

kahal fillyWe’ve been inundated with requests for a glimpse of our filly foal born last week. Here she is - by Kahal ex Dance on Silver.

The farm’s second foal arrived this evening - another filly, this one by Labeeb ex Competitive Edge.